So, what's this used for???

Craig wrote:
> http://reviews.ebay.com/Buying-DIREC...:-1:LISTINGS:6
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> or
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> http://tinyurl.com/ybh9hxb
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> Says it all.
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> Basically, when you "buy" a receiver, you extend your contract for 2 years without your approval.
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> I've encountered this. Have you? And isn't it the most stupid thing you've seen from an otherwise good company? I only want to add dvr capabilities to my bedroom receiver.
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> If you buy a unit at Best Buy et al, you're really just paying a few hundred bucks to lease it thereafter.
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> Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.